NMSU Round Up

Alcorn State comes to town for Aggies’ senior night

Alcorn State comes to town for Aggies’ senior night

James Martin, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When an FBS football program plays against an FCS opponent, it’s usually scheduled as a cakewalk at the beginning of a season to help the FBS program get off to a hot start. For New Mexico State, today's week 10 matchup against Alcorn State (7-2, 6-1 SWAC) couldn't be any different from that norm, a...

Column: Thanks for the memories, Aggie Memorial

Column: Thanks for the memories, Aggie Memorial

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Four years ago, New Mexico State football hosted UL-Monroe for the last home game of the 2014 season. The Aggies began that season 2-0 but had lost eight straight games heading into the home finale, with players such as Tyler Rogers, Larry Rose III, Dalton Herrington and Jaden Wright leading the charge...

NM State looks to continue WAC dominance in Atkinson’s second year

NM State looks to continue WAC dominance in Atkinson’s second year

James Martin, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Handling the pressure that comes with high expectations is nothing new to Brooke Atkinson and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team. Atkinson, who spent the better part of a decade on the Aggie bench as an assistant under former headman Darin Spence from 2003-2011, lived up to the inherent hyp...

New-look NM State men’s basketball looks to embrace being the “hunted”

New-look NM State men’s basketball looks to embrace being the “hunted”

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As much as Chris Jans would prefer his New Mexico State Aggies to be the hunter, make no mistake about it – his program comes into the 2018 season as the hunted. Not only just by teams in the Western Athletic Conference either, where NM State has been the class of the league for the last eight years....

New Mexico State volleyball falls at home for first time of the season against UTRGV

New Mexico State volleyball falls at home for first time of the season against UTRGV

Matthew Salzano, Sports Writer

October 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The New Mexico State volleyball team lost a thriller to UT Rio Grande Valley 3-2 (24-26, 25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 13-15) in a packed Pan American Center on Saturday, ending their home win-streak of 20 matches that dates back to Sept. 1, 2017 when they fell to a then-ranked No. 11 UCLA. “Sometimes you...

UTRGV comes back to spoil NM State senior day

UTRGV comes back to spoil NM State senior day

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Saturday afternoon was an disheartening, emotional roller coaster of an end to what has been a difficult season of transition in head coach Rob Baarts’ first in Las Cruces, with the New Mexico State women’s soccer team stumbling 3-2 in overtime to UT Rio Grande Valley. UTRGV (12-5-2, 6-1-1 WAC) had complete contr...

NM State defense aims to right the ship against a lowly Texas State

NM State defense aims to right the ship against a lowly Texas State

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

New Mexico State’s surprising defensive misfortunes of late have put the Aggies (2-6) in the position of underdog heading into this weekend’s matchup — one that head coach Doug Martin calls a “character game” for his team — against a one-win Texas State (1-6, 0-4 Sun Belt). “We’re goi...

Problems continue for Aggie defense in loss to Georgia Southern

Problems continue for Aggie defense in loss to Georgia Southern

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

More defensive struggles derail another hot start by the New Mexico State football team, who fall 48-31 to Georgia Southern for their second straight blowout loss to a former conference opponent. The NM State offense was practically flawless in their opening two drives to start the game, capping off back...

New Mexico State football looks to bounce back against Georgia Southern

New Mexico State football looks to bounce back against Georgia Southern

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

New Mexico State (2-5) rages on with their Sun Belt revenge tour this evening when they host top-of-the-conference Georgia Southern (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) with the hope of bucking their troublesome season-long trend of playing one-sided, uncomplimentary football. That trend continued in last weekend’s 66-...

Aggies extend home win streak to 19 in win over Utah Valley

Aggies extend home win streak to 19 in win over Utah Valley

Matthew Salzano, Sports Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The New Mexico State volleyball team managed to extend their Pan American Center winning streak to 19 Thursday night, topping Utah Valley 25-20, 25-27, 25-20, 26-24 behind a stellar group effort by the Aggies. NM State shared the wealth, with five players registering double digit kills on their way to...

Know your foe: The Georgia Southern Eagles

Know your foe: The Georgia Southern Eagles

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After having their two-game win streak snapped in a rout at the hands of Louisiana Lafayette last weekend, New Mexico State returns home to take on Georgia Southern this Saturday. To get a better look at the Eagles heading into what is essentially a must-win matchup for the Aggies' bowl eligibility hopes,...

Seattle extends NM State’s WAC woes

Seattle extends NM State’s WAC woes

James Martin, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The New Mexico State women’s soccer team falls 4-0 to the Seattle Redhawks, who felt right at home in an uncharacteristically rainy Las Cruces, dropping the Aggies to a disappointing 1-13 and keeping them winless in WAC play. It didn't take long for the Redhawks to get out in front, with an early yel...

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